​​​I’m Halima Yusuf Atete. I was  born on 26th November, 1988 in Maiduguri,  Borno State. 

I attended Maiganari Primary School   and then Yerwa Government Day Secondary School  From there, I proceeded  to Mohammed Goni College for Legal Studies  where I obtained a national diploma in Shari’a and Civil Law.

I joined Hausa Film Industry (Kannywood) in the year 2012 when I featured in Asalina (My Origin) which I produced myself. I appeared in over 150 films like: Dakin Amarya , Wata Hudu , Hannu da Hannu,  Maza da Mata…

I won a number of awards. I received best upcoming actress award organized by City People Entertainment, Lagos in 2013. Nollywood Voxafrica recognized me as best actress 2016 in the UK. Arewa Music and Movies Award crowned me as best charismatic actress 2016.

I run a foundation, Atete Foundation,  which provides assistance to IDPs  in Borno, Adamawa,  and Gombe States.